India, May 26 -- Monsoon circulation adding to cyclone system & expanding Remal's diameter; Red alert in Kolkata

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A vessel overloaded with people has capsized in the sea near the port of Mongla in Bangladesh's Khulna division, even as Cyclone Remal is to strike the country along with adjoining West Bengal at midnight on May 26, 2024.

Zulfikar Ali, former Mayor of Mongla, confirmed the news to this reporter. He added the there was no news of casualties at the moment.

"We are already having dark clouds, rain and strong wind in Mongla. According to the prediction here, the landfall will be close to Mongla and Payra ports which are about 150 kilometres (km) apart," said Ali.

He informed that the number of ships in ...